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@gardeningfantic, lovely photos, thanks for sharing! The patio looks really beautiful, I love that its so secluded. Pass me the Pimms!
thanks everyone.. it will be very secluded once finished.. weather not helped but we are slowly making our way down the path and round the side.. it is taking time.. and money.. and never seem to have both of them together
strawberries look lovely WS.. be great with some scones and cream round yours for afternoon tea then
Oops, strawberries have been eaten already with lashings of special cream, whip 1 carton of double cream with two desert spoons of golden syrup.
Roses and Cranesbills........simple but beautiful!!
@wintersong.. well i hope you will share the next crop with us all that magic cream sounds devine.. cant wait to try that out.
@cransbill.. gorgeous plants that second yellow rose is exquiste the shape of the petals and the colour are spectacular.
@ havecranesbill ..i have some cranesbill in my garden.. love htem they come up through the shrubs and flower again if i cut them back to tidy them up.. and so easy to divide and get others from. i am atfer a yellow one..but cant find one..do you know of one and also a red one..
Just returned from another day gardening for my parents, I moved a Clematis that my mum thought was dead, it wasn't, it's just being eaten alive, so hopefully it's new sunny location will get it flowering again.
I tidied the borders and then my mum told me that she wanted rid of her flag Iris and I could take the whole lot home, which I have to say was a task and a half! Now I have a huge bin bag full of the pieces sitting in my garden waiting for me to decide where to plant them (enough to make two established clumps if not more).
It's an ordinary yellow type, nothing fancy and whilst I would have prefered a frilly blue or purple version, yellow goes better in the colour schemes where there is spaces. Plus, a free plant is never to be sniffed at! She wants some of my poppies and Sissyrinchium in return so it's a nice swap and I'll throw in some Alpine Phlox if my cuttings are successful.
But the best part of the day was eating fresh peas with my dad in his veg beds. They tasted divine. Well done dad. xx
Enjoyed all the lovely photos--and those strawberries look luscious. Mine are still hard and green--but the sun has opened my peonies at last.
It's going to rain tomorrow and the next day, so today I am going to work on construction. I have been given some free pallets, and I plan to experiment with making a verical garden using succulents for the sunny side and ferns,etc, for the shady one. The pallets are in place already, but could use a coat of stain.
Friend or Foe?
Herb patch! We robbed the mint blind in the back corner for my Buddies 25th wedding anniversary! He loves Ice Cream!!
Brassica patch being left to it's own devices!
n this is a misfit! Lol! no design element meant in this, but my idea was when the marigolds bushed out as an underplanting, the four Lily bulbs beneath of the same colour would stand prouder! But my Buddies wife came down pottering one day n saw the gap in the centre, so planted a few spares! Didn't have the heart to tell her what was beneath! n then didn't have the heart to take em out!!!! Lol!! All in all they were planted as pollinators!!!!
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@wintersong.. well i hope you will share the next crop with us all that magic cream sounds devine.. cant wait to try that out. @cransbill.. gorgeous plants that second yellow rose is exquiste the shape of the petals and the colour are spectacular. @ havecranesbill ..i have some cranesbill in my garden.. love htem they come up through the shrubs and flower again if i cut them back to tidy them up.. and so easy to divide and get others from. i am atfer a yellow one..but cant find one..do you know of one and also a red one..
Don't know of any yellow ones, the only red on is a cerise coloured one
@cranesbill-I am also salivating over that second yellow rose. Exquisite!
I have discovered that Monarda is not deer-proof--luckily it is in a pot, so I will move it inside the fence. Must admit, I had my doubts--but it will recover. Deer aren't desperate yet--they just pruned it a bit.
oh right.. would love a yellow one.. but still.. i have a pale pink one.. and.. well actually the same 2 you have in your top picture cranesbill.. thou blue one is more deep blue.. mum said hers is like yours and they came form same plant when split..wonder if it is the soil that does slight change in colour.
i also have a white/blue/violet one.. it is strange.. some flowers are white with blue stripes and some are half white petals and half violet petals and some are just white.. will get a picture of it and if i can upload i will put it on..thou dont hold your breaths.. the damn computer is being stubborn and wont do it if it doesnt feel like it
@dean.. your polt is coming on lovely.. are peas and swede have done well out of all the rain as have the carrots.. but french beans not done much at all.. and the onions not much.. purple radish are ding well.. as are the runner beans.. and toms.
Foxglove bonanza this year!
@Inkadog, really stunning!
Thanks, Wintersong--at this time of year, it's a bit of a wilderness--but I quite like it this way!!